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Strait of Magellan, South America

Strait of Magellan, South America

The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. The strait is arguably the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the inhospitable climate and the narrowness of the passage. Ferdinand Magellan be...
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Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf - overlay

Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf - overlay

On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra satellite over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait.
Rating of 510/23/2005677Google Earth Logo
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Dust Plume off the Coast of Northern Africa, 9 June 2007

Dust Plume off the Coast of Northern Africa, 9 June 2007

Dust blew off the African coast and over the Mediterranean Sea on June 9, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAís Terra satellite captured this image the same day. In this image, the opaque tan dust plume billows off the coast, along the Libya-Egypt border, in a shape vaguely resembling a giant inverted teardrop.

Directly north of the dust plume ...
No rating yet08/29/2007856Google Earth Logo

Gomezs Hamburger

Gomezs Hamburger

"Hold the pickles; hold the lettuce. Space is serving up giant hamburgers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a photograph of a strange object that bears an uncanny resemblance to a hamburger. The object, nicknamed Gomez's Hamburger, is a sun-like star nearing the end of its life. It already has expelled large amounts of gas and dust and is on its way to becoming a colorful, glowing...
Rating of 401/10/2009793Google Earth Logo
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Dust Storm Over Libya and Egypt (overlay)

Dust Storm Over Libya and Egypt (overlay)

Ripples on the wind have created the intricate wave patterns seen in this thick plume of dust over Egypt (right) and Libya (left).
No rating yet10/23/2005790Google Earth Logo
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Sombrero Galaxy

Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of 9.0, making it a galaxy that can easily be seen with amateur...
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Dust Cloud on Mars

Dust Cloud on Mars

This is NOT a crater. It does not match any terrain that surrounds it, and the highlights of the light are opposed to those found in the surrounding craters which means this in rising into the air and not sinking into the ground. There are no Hard edges to define this shape as solid as the craters around it and it is visible from very far away. You may not care for the 4 lights found close b...
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Juan Sebastian de Elcano in Boston

Juan Sebastian de Elcano in Boston

The Juan SebastiŠn de Elcano is a training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy. She is a four-masted topsail, steel-hulled schooner. At 113 metres (370 feet) long, she is the third-largest Tall Ship in the world.

She is named after Spanish explorer Juan SebastiŠn Elcano, captain of Ferdinand Magellan's last exploratory fleet. The ship also carries the de Elcano coat of arms, which w...
Rating of 409/07/2010784Google Earth Logo
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OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORMS

OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORMS

Offshore oil platforms in Magellan Strait (Chile) and Atlantic area (Argentina), and offshore heliports bases.
Rating of 506/08/20071,375Google Earth Logo
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Missile or Bomb Impacting

Missile or Bomb Impacting

Zoom in very close, you can see the dust in the air.
Rating of 307/20/20062,018Google Earth Logo
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German Farmer 2

German Farmer 2

Another German farmer, near Frankfurt. Don't remember what this type of tractor is called, but they are really loud and send up a lot of dust.
Rating of 404/25/2006528Google Earth Logo
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Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation

The Pillars of Creation
Is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas and plasma. It is the first stage of a star's cycle.
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